Dealing with an unexpected pregnancy and exploring the adoption options for your baby can be overwhelming. It can feel even more complex trying to understand the adoption process types, open and closed adoptions. So, what do these terms have to do with how the adoption process works? Those are choices that you can make to define the level of contact you would like to have with the adoptive family before and after giving birth. 

Open Adoption: 

Open adoption can help you stay connected with your child after birth. It describes the extent to which a birth mother and adoptive parent can share information both before and after giving her baby up for adoption. It can give you a sense of comfort and ease knowing your baby is in good hands and well-cared for. 

Closed Adoption:

In this kind of adoption, the birth mother and the adoptive family will have no contact both before and after the placement of the child. It may be more difficult for birth parents to deal with their grief and find closure, and adoptive parents may not have access to the medical history when needed.

Still Confused? Contact Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh” — often misspelled as “Kirsch & Kirsch”). 

We are well-known adoption attorneys licensed in Indiana and believe every adoption situation is unique. Choosing between these two types of adoption is a personal decision and depends on what a birthmother feels is best for her and her child. 

We at Kirsh & Kirsh have over 100 years of combined legal experience in Indiana Adoptions. We know adoption laws inside and out. In all the adoptions done by our team, the birth mother and the adoptive family share a lot of information before signing the adoption consent. In modern adoptions, we have seen birth mothers more inclined to open adoptions. While it is rare for birth mothers to make this choice, some of them still choose closed adoption. Some people refer to “closed” adoptions as “confidential” adoptions. 

In the end, the level of openness depends upon the comfort level of both parties involved. We tailor each adoption to the wants and needs of the birth parents and adoptive parents. You may find that a cross between open and closed adoptions works best for you. So, your choice matters the most. 

We work with birth parents all over the country, but we mainly focus on Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Michigan, and Illinois. We do not advocate a ONE-SIZE FITS ALL approach when we handle adoptions. Contact us if you would like to understand more about your unexpected pregnancy options. It is FREE and Confidential. To contact us, call/text 800-333-5736. You can also get in touch with us through email

POSITIVE ADOPTION LANGUAGE DISCLAIMER:  Please understand that these blogs are written in a way to use language that people use when searching for help with their adoption plans. Unfortunately, while all of us understand what positive adoption language means, most expectant moms who come to us at first do not understand what that means. The most common search term on the Internet for pregnant moms is “How do I give up my baby for adoption.”  If we do not include those words in our blog posts and instead put “How do I create an adoption plan for my baby,” then our website will not show up in most expectant moms’ search results in Google.

If you will contact us at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh” but often misspelled as “Kirsch & Kirsch”), we can help you find a wonderful, adoptive home to adopt the baby.  We only represent, and would introduce you to fully-investigated, carefully-screened waiting adoptive parents. Also, you can have as little or as much involvement in the choice of the adoptive family as you would like. Some birth parents want lots of say in who adopts their babies, including in-person, face-to-face meetings with prospective adopters. You can even specify qualities you want the prospective adopters to have, and we will try to show you profiles of families with those attributes. Other birth mothers want us to pick a family for them. We will set up the adoption in whatever way gives you the greatest amount peace of mind and comfort without, in any way, pressuring you to give your baby up for adoption or, more correctly, making an adoption plan for your baby.

If you would like more information about adoption and available living expenses during and after your pregnancy, we, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh — or the “Kirsh Boys,” as the adoption attorneys at Kirsh & Kirsh are sometimes called – would be happy to help. Steve, and his brothers, Joel and Rob, and his son, Grant, pride themselves on answering questions about adoption and explaining the process without pressure or judgment. 

At Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, the four adoption attorneys at Kirsh & Kirsh have over 100 years of combined legal experience arranging adoptions. Kirsh & Kirsh has been in existence since 1981. We know Adoption Law inside and out. We can find a wonderful home for your baby regardless of your social and medical history. Please be honest with us and do not worry that no one will want your baby.  There is always a family waiting to love your child. We have lots of wonderful, carefully screened, loving families, FROM INDIANA AND ALL OVER THE COUNTRY (married, single, Lesbian, and Gay) who cannot wait to welcome a baby into their hearts and homes and are happy to assist with living expenses to the fullest extent allowed by law. You make all the choices about which family adopts your baby and the extent of contacts you want after the child’s birth. Conversely, if you do not wish to choose the family, we will pick the best family on your behalf.

As attorneys, we at Kirsh & Kirsh, have very high standards for the prospective adoptive parents we choose to represent. All our waiting families are carefully screened and thoroughly investigated. We will arrange for you to have contact with the family you choose on your terms, without families trying to reach you at all hours of the day or night. 

Our contact information is below. We will answer your questions and provide the information you seek, without cost or obligation on your part. In other words, talking to us is FREE and does NOT mean you ever have to talk or text with us, again. We can help you in finding an AMAZING, WONDERFUL, adoptive home for your precious baby, whether you live in Westfield or Indianapolis, Sellersburg  or Bloomington, Evansville or Newburgh, Michigan City or South Bend, Portland or Ft. Wayne, or any Indiana county or city in between, or ANYWHERE in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Michigan, or Illinois.

You can call, text and or email us anytime – call/ text: 800-333-5736contact us, or Facebook message. We answer our office phone 24 hours a day, every single day. We try to respond to emails and text messages within minutes of receipt.

POSITIVE ADOPTION LANGUAGE DISCLAIMER:  Please understand that these blog posts are written in a way to use language that people use when searching for help with their adoption plans.  Unfortunately, while all of us understand what positive adoption language means, most expectant moms that come to us at first do not understand what that means. The most common search term on the Internet for expectant moms is “how do I give up my baby for adoption”.  If we do not include those words in our blog posts, and instead put “how do I create an adoption plan for my baby” then our website will not show up in most expectant mom’s search results in Google.

As the expression goes: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” The saying means that different people can look at the same thing — one sees something not very pretty, and the other loves what they see, even though they are both looking at the same thing. Similarly,  “Giving up a baby for adoption” and “placing a baby for adoption” mean exactly the same thing, but some say, “Giving up a baby for adoption” is not the correct way of expressing what a birth mother does when she decides that her baby will have a better chance for a bright future in the home, arms, and hearts of adoptive parents. Actually, many adoption professionals – Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh” often misspelled as “Kirsch & Kirsch”), national adoption agencies, local adoption agencies — prefer to use the expression, “making an adoption plan,” to describe what a birth mother does, because adoption is, in fact, a way of planning for a child’s future. 

If you would like more information about adoption and available living expenses during and after your pregnancy, we, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh — or the “Kirsh Boys,” as the adoption attorneys at Kirsh & Kirsh are sometimes called – would be happy to help. Steve, and his brothers, Joel and Rob, and his son, Grant, pride themselves on answering questions about adoption and explaining the process without pressure or judgment. 

At Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, the four adoption attorneys at Kirsh & Kirsh have over 100 years of combined legal experience arranging adoptions. Kirsh & Kirsh has been in existence since 1981. We know Indiana Adoption Law inside and out. We can find a wonderful home for your baby regardless of your social and medical history. Please be honest with us and do not worry that no one will want your baby.  There is always a family waiting to love your child. We have lots of wonderful, carefully screened, loving families, FROM INDIANA AND ALL OVER THE COUNTRY (married, single, Lesbian, and Gay) who cannot wait to welcome a baby into their hearts and homes and are happy to assist with living expenses to the fullest extent allowed by law. You make all the choices about which family adopts your baby and the extent of contacts you want after the child’s birth. Conversely, if you do not wish to choose the family, we will pick the best family on your behalf.

As attorneys, we at Kirsh & Kirsh, have very high standards for the prospective adoptive parents we choose to represent. All our waiting families are carefully screened and thoroughly investigated. We will arrange for you to have contact with the family you choose on your terms, without families trying to reach you at all hours of the day or night. 

Our contact information is below. We will answer your questions and provide the information you seek, without cost or obligation on your part. In other words, talking to us is FREE and does NOT mean you ever have to talk or text with us, again. We can help you in finding an AMAZING, WONDERFUL, adoptive home for your precious baby, whether you live in Danville or Indianapolis, Madison or Bloomington, Newburgh or Sullivan, Crown Point or South Bend, Terre Haute or Ft. Wayne, or any Indiana county or city in between, or ANYWHERE in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Michigan, or Illinois.

You can call, text and or email us anytime – call/text: 800-333-5736contact us, or Facebook message. We answer our office phone 24 hours a day, every single day. We try to respond to emails and text messages within minutes of receipt.

POSITIVE ADOPTION LANGUAGE DISCLAIMER:  Please understand that these blog posts are written in a way to use language that people use when searching for help with their adoption plans.  Unfortunately, while all of us understand what positive adoption language means, most expectant moms that come to us at first do not understand what that means. The most common search term on the Internet for expectant moms is “how do I give up my baby for adoption”.  If we do not include those words in our blog posts, and instead put “how do I create an adoption plan for my baby” then our website will not show up in most expectant mom’s search results in Google.